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How AI is Transforming Lean Manufacturing for Industry 4.0

Join Russ Fadel, CEO at Augmentir, and Conor Puckett, Operations Manager at Bio-Chem Fluidics as they discuss how AI and Connected Worker Technology is optimizing overall worker effectiveness and transforming the factory of the future.

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) has long been used in lean manufacturing to measure the effectiveness of factory equipment, yet many manufactures still ignore the human component of a lean strategy. Only considering OEE while ignoring worker effectiveness is a missed opportunity, and while measuring worker/labor effectiveness is not a new concept, the emergence of digital technology is now making it easier and more practical to connect the manufacturing workforce with the right support tools and real-time data and insights to help them do their best work.

Manufacturers are now starting to leverage digital tools to improve worker safety, quality, and productivity. The combination of digital work instructions and real-time support for workers not only provides a complete Worker support solution, but also helps operations managers better understand utilization and efficiency of workforce and identify opportunities for improvement.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn how to extend the principles of OEE to the manufacturing workforce
  • Hear proven approaches that leverage AI and connected worker technology to digitize manufacturing processes and uncover opportunities for improved worker efficiency and effectiveness
  • Discover best practices for optimizing worker performance and enhancing workforce development programs
  • Hear from Bio-Chem Fluidics, an industrial equipment manufacturer, on how they are using AI and digital worker tools to improve quality and productivity within their manufacturing operations

Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO at Augmentir

Conor Puckett, Operations Manager at Bio-Chem Fluidics

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Baker Hughes was able to reduce both unplanned downtime and mean time to resolution (MTTR) by 50% with remote assist and digitized maintenance workflows from Augmentir.

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Today’s industrial workforce is changing in real-time – who shows up, what their skills are, what jobs they need to do, is a constantly moving target. The traditional “one size fits all” approach to training, guidance, and performance support is fundamentally incapable of enabling today’s workers to function at their individual peak of safety, quality and productivity.

Join us on March 1, 2022 for a virtual roundtable of industry leaders as they discuss proven approaches to delivering performance support and modern training approaches for today’s industrial workforce.

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The traditional “one size fits all” approach to training, guidance, and performance support no longer enables today’s workers to function at their individual peak of safety, quality and productivity.

In an attempt to solve knowledge gap issues, an entire generation of companies set out to build “Connected Worker” software applications, however, they all relied on the existing training, guidance, and support processes. While digitizing work instructions is a great start, it won’t help completely solve the problem.

Enter the next generation: data-driven, AI-supported that trains, guides, and supports today’s dynamic workers by combining digital work instructions, remote collaboration, and advanced on-the-job training capabilities.


In this webinar, learn how Artificial Intelligence lays a data-driven foundation for continuous improvement in the areas of performance support, training, and workforce development, setting the stage to address the needs of today’s constantly changing workforce.

Join us on February 3rd for this exclusive webinar and discover:

  • Why static digital work instructions and the traditional “one size fits all” approach to training, guidance, and performance support doesn’t work
  • Why industrial companies must go a step further with AI to overcome the lack of a skilled and qualified manufacturing workforce
  • How AI lays a data-driven foundation for continuous improvement in the areas of performance support, training, and workforce development
  • Real use cases on how industrial companies are reducing onboarding times for new employees by up to 80%, while simultaneously achieving a 21% improvement in job productivity across their manufacturing operation

Meet your webinar leaders:

Dennis Cook, Director of Field Operations, Augmentir
Dennis Cook joined Augmentir early this year as Director of Field Operations with over 20 years experience in the software industry. Throughout his career, he has served the manufacturing, oil and gas, and energy sectors, focusing on technologies to streamline plant processes. As one of the early visionaries in the Connected Worker space, Dennis has spent the past 6 years focusing on Connected Worker technology.

Brent Kedzierski, Chief Learning Officer, HumanWRKS
Brent Kedzierski, Chief Learning Officer at HumanWRKS, serves as an industry advocate to promote 5.0 as a vehicle for achieving a more inclusive and human-centered future and works to improve human performance experience across high risk/high consequence industries. Prior to HumanWRKS, Brent spent 22 years at Shell as the Head of Learning Strategy and Innovation, where he was a driving force that envisioned, designed, and operationalized many of the company’s most critical global learning transformations of the 21st century. During his time there, Brent helped turn Shell into a world-leading human resource management and learning organization.

Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO, Augmentir

Russ Fadel is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. Prior to founding Augmentir, Russ founded 4 successful companies in the industrial software sector, including the two most recent – ThingWorx, the leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform company (acquired by PTC), and Lighthammer, the pioneer in enterprise manufacturing intelligence software (acquired by SAP). Russ has been intimately involved in the last three software revolutions around humans and machines in manufacturing and service. Augmentir is a continuation of this theme.


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RealWear connected worker

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The rise in remote work is accelerating new trends in the workplace. Unlike traditional workers, deskless or ‘frontline’ workers are constantly on the move in their work environment. They need to be empowered to work at any time, with anyone, and from anywhere.

Enter: Collaboration, AI, and Connected Worker tools. With the right technology, industries employing frontline workers can maintain high levels of operational efficiency, productivity, and cost optimization.

This webinar brings together our partners RealWear and Cisco as we discuss how wearable technology and AI-powered connected worker tools, together with Webex Expert on Demand can empower your frontline workers to be productive, anywhere.

This comprehensive solution brings collaboration to the frontline through assisted reality devices and the power of Webex. It enables faster and smarter collaboration experiences for workers, no matter where they are. 


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It’s no secret that more and more processes on the manufacturing floor are becoming digitized and connected. Yet what is often times left out of the Digital Transformation / Industry 4.0 discussion are the people – the human workers that make up a critical and integral part of the manufacturing equation.

Augmentir recently presented to dozens of manufacturing companies along with the CPMT (Center of Powder Metallurgy Technology) at a virtual meeting on Nov 5, 2020, and introduced the audience to the increasing need and value of digitizing their front-line workforce, enhancing SOP’s and leveraging an Artificial Intelligence based connected worker solution.

This webcast is a recording of that presentation, and provides insight into how emerging technologies are changing the way we compete and operate in the manufacturing sector, and how now, more than ever, manufacturing companies are turning to digital technology to help guide and assist their workforces – helping them operate at peak levels of safety, quality, and productivity during this global pandemic.

This webcast will focus on 2 key technologies that are shaping the future manufacturing workforce – Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence, and will discuss why now is the time to consider these and start digitizing and connecting your frontline workforce.  These technologies are proving to be practical and effective ways to close skill gaps and transform training efforts – allowing your frontline workers to work safely and efficiently in today’s new normal

This webcast will cover topics that include:

  • The changing nature of work, and specifically how the global pandemic is not only changing how we manufacture and machine parts, but also changing everything we do.
  • Use cases on how digital technology is helping during these times
  • Share proven strategies and best practices on getting started
  • And highlight a few manufacturing companies who are embracing and leading with these technologies today

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It’s not business as usual in 2020.

The impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent changes in how factories are located, staffed, managed and digitized are placing pressure on manufacturing operations leaders. This is certainly the case for companies that rely on successful MRO programs, where the nature of work is forcing changes to traditional maintenance and repair procedures. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) based remote collaboration, and connected worker solutions are now central to strategies that are helping to optimize plant operations at a time when enterprises most need it.

Connected worker solutions help connect factory workers with various digital tools to improve the safety, quality and productivity of the jobs they perform. These solutions, combined with SAP PM, can help transform and reimagine maintenance, repair and operational processes for today’s new normal.

In this webinar, Augmentir will be joined by our partner Rizing, a leading SAP consulting and implementation firm. Hear from Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir, and Martin Stenzig, Chief Technology Officer at Rizing, as they share:

  • How the manufacturing landscape has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, introducing a new normal for work environments
  • How connected worker technology is helping to ensure business continuity and improved levels of safety, quality and productivity
  • How a connected worker platform can help extend the value of SAP PM, empowering workers with the digital tools they need to succeed in modern operating environments – avoiding unexpected down time, lost production and increased operational costs.

This webinar was hosted in partnership with IndustryWeek.


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The global pandemic has changed the way we work – and for many manufacturers, the change will be permanent

The impact of COVID-19, and subsequent changes in how factories are located, staffed, and managed is placing pressure on manufacturing operations leaders to accelerate the pace of digitization. Already challenged by an aging, retiring workforce, increasing skills gap, and labor shortages, a new set of concerns have emerged during the global pandemic.

Collaboration remains critical for frontline workers to help solve problems and increase productivity, yet many leaders are now faced with the reality of a distributed and remote workforce. This has forced them to think differently about how they build, install, maintain, and service their products. These pressures have focused energy towards workforce development and optimizing manufacturing workflows. To meet these challenges, leading manufacturers are now turning to digital and connected worker technology to maintain business continuity and advance operations. 

Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) are now central to the corporate innovation portfolio of any business leader and crucial to boosting productivity. Solutions that intelligently guide and securely connect workers for productivity, safety, and quality gains are becoming more common and are empowering manufacturers to transform their business and provide a much-needed solution to the new normal.

Join us to see what steps your company needs to take to empower your frontline workers to perform at their best, including:

  • Remotely supporting workers with AR-based Remote Assistance
  • Guiding workers to higher levels of quality with digital work instructions
  • Collecting worker feedback and capturing tribal knowledge to drive continuous improvement

This webinar was hosted in partnership with IndustryWeek and Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO of Augmentir.